Baltimore, MD – Maryland’s seven coal-fired power plants dump tens of millions of pounds of toxic metals into the state’s waterways each year, according to a report released today by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups. None are currently required to limit the amounts of arsenic, mercury, lead and selenium they discharge into Maryland’s rivers and streams.
“These are all waterways that end up in our Chesapeake Bay,” said Clean Water Action’s Andrew Fellows. “That means this toxic pollution is flowing towards the Bay, too. When it comes to almost every other source of pollution, no industry is allowed to treat our Bay and its tributaries as an open sewer.
“Cardin, Van Hollen, Edwards and Ruppersberger battle tested”
WHAT: People to visit the Delaware River Basin Commission Public (DRBC) Meeting
WHERE: Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA; Auditorium
WHEN: 1:30 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2013
--Action follows filing of federal case by Clean Water Action--
(Pittsburgh) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) publicly released a proposed consent decree with Waste Treatment Corporation of Warren, PA over the weekend. This proposed settlement by the state came approximately one month after Clean Water Action had filed a federal suit against Waste Treatment Corp. for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act.
Clean Water Action’s suit charged that Waste Treatment Corp. was illegally discharging up to 200,000 gallons per day of gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Warren, PA. DEP’s proposed consent decree clearly states that Waste Treatment Corp. is harming the water quality and aquatic life of the Allegheny.